In-School Youth (ISY) Program

Eligibility Requirements

In-School Youth programs serve high school students in their junior and senior years. Youth meeting the age requirement who need basic skills enhancement and meet the income requirements are eligible.

Low-income individuals are identified as those who:

  • receive, or are a member of a household that receives cash payments under a federal, state, or local income-based public assistance program;
  • received an income, or are a member of a family who received a total family income for the six-month period prior to the application for the program that in relation to family size does not exceed the higher of:
    • (i) the poverty line for an equivalent period; or
    • (ii) 70% of the lower living standard income level, for an equivalent period;
  • are a member of a household that receives food stamps pursuant to the Food Stamp Act of 1977;
  • qualify as a homeless individual;
  • are a foster child on behalf of whom state or local government payments are made; or
  • in cases determined by the Secretary of Labor, have a disability and whose income meets the program requirements, but who is a member of a family with an income that does not meet such requirements.